>mfw I receive a jar of wasabi for my birthday
Man… that’s a shitty birthday present any how I slice it.
You know what’s weird about Nichijou? It’s actually funny by trying its best to be unfunny at all. I don’t know how to describe it any how. It doesn’t actively try to solicit laughter and much rather prefers to remain as bizarre and random as possible without being outright, full-on weird at all but it’s exactly that which is making the show a laugh-out-loud affair every week for me now.
Throwing in random Malay phrases also helps too!
For a Kyoto Animation production too, it’s almost refreshing how they try to be not pandering to moefags with Nichijou, as if they are sending a message, “Sure we can make K-ON!, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do shit like this as well.” to all their fans and detractors alike (I am on both sides, sad to say).
Nano gets her stalker too!
Of course, Hakase and Nano are unmistakably moefaggotry fodder for sure, but they don’t dominate the show and they keep and contribute to the randomness of the show as well. And they have a talking cat! Voiced by Taniguchi as well! Who is their straight man!
Well, undeniably, Nichijou’s really getting on a good run now, if you’re in the market for bizarre comedy and something really fresh from the usual crop of “cute girls doing funny, cute things” that seem to be the definition of the comedy genre for anime. Also, Norio Wakamoto makes a really badass pair of wooden cubes.